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Moculta Phosphate Quarry (Klemm's Quarry), Angaston, Barossa Valley, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 28' 39'' South , 139° 5' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.4775, 139.090277778

An abandoned phosphate quarry/mine located 5 km NE of Angaston.

Mineral List

Regional Geology

Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 MaNeoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks


Late Cambrian - Early Cambrian485.4 - 541 MaCambrian sedimentary rocks


Predominantly sedimentary rocks; includes sedimentary rocks of low metamorphic grade and diapiric breccias

Series 2 - Terreneuvian509 - 541 MaNormanville Group

Sedimentary carbonate

Marine shelf to basinal carbonate, minor basal sandstone. Includes acid to basic volcanics near the Murray River. Limestone; sandstone; shale; volcanics

sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia).

Raymond, O.L. (editor), Gallagher, R., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia, 1:2 500 000 scale, 2012 edition [Digital Dataset]. Geoscience Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

43 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Segnit, E. R., Watts, J. A. & Peisley, V. (1981): Mineralogy of the rock phosphate deposit at Moculta, South Australia. Austral. Mineral. 1 (35), 179-186.
- Henderson, W. A., jr. & Peisley, V. (1985): Calcioferrite from the Moculta quarry near Angaston, South Australia. Mineralogical Record 16, 477-480.
- Kampf A.R. (1977). Minyulite: its atomic arrangement, American Mineralogist, 62, 256-262.
- Mills, S. J. (2003): A note on perhamite from the Moculta (Klemms) phosphate quarry, South Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 9, 43-45.

Francis, G.L., Peisley, V., 2012. Minerals from Penrice quarry and the phosphate deposits Klemms and St Kitts, Angaston, South Australia. (self published).

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